"Esquire contacted me to do a drawing of, all things, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. This drawing contains neither of them. In quite an interesting piece, the author of the article I was illustrating was drawing a conclusion about how we trust the media today versus 70 years ago. Tom Cruise, starring in War of the Worlds, who lavishly professed his adoration for Katie Holmes was nearly universally doubted by most of the media and U.S. populace. Yet, when War of the Worlds was first broadcast on the radio in 1938, the tale of imminent alien invasion nearly sent the entire country into pandemonium. After being exhausted by the endless 'TomKat' imagery floating around the media world, we settled on this tom-less metaphor about the decline of trust and the American people."